The woman left in charge of baby Wyatt was Rachel Edwards, the new partner of Hammell’s ex-husband. As the couple had joint custody of Wyatt, he would have to spend time with Edwards, away from his mother’s watchful eye.
Hammell already had her suspicions about Edwards’ personality. In fact, she had reportedly even been warned that Edwards might have abused children in the past. However, Hammell had not been able to find any evidence to substantiate those allegations.